Mellencamp on 'Low-Key' Tour

Thursday, August 17th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

PITTSBURGH (AP) — He was born in a small town, and he's playing smack in the middle of a few big ones.

John Mellencamp made a stop Tuesday in Pittsburgh in a series of low-key, low-tech shows. He previously played in Philadelphia and Boston.

Mellencamp announced the show on his Internet site, and performed with only an accordionist and a fiddler.

``I'm just playing for the people. I don't want the newspapers writing that `He was out promoting his new record,''' he said.

Mellencamp, whose hits include ``Small Town,'' is scheduled to appear Sept. 17 at the Farm Aid 2000 relief concert in Washington.